Gosport Rotarians donate thousands to hospices

Malcom Dent and Ken Eckersley from the Gosport Rotary Club
Malcom Dent and Ken Eckersley from the Gosport Rotary Club
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The hard work of the Rotarians in Gosport has seen them named as this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winners.

Gosport Rotary Club has donated £6,000 to hospices in the area as part of its pledge to give something back to the community.

Throughout the year the club takes part in a variety of events to help raise money.

Recently it has donated £2,000 to The Rowans Hospice, Naomi House and Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Malcolm Dent, a member, says: ‘The world is a charity. There are loads of people asking for money but Gosport Rotary Club aims to do something with the money by giving back to the community.’

During their Christmas Sleigh event, the club raised £6,000 and members were delighted by the support they received.

Malcolm adds: ‘What was wonderful about the Christmas collection was the warmth that was apparent between the Rotarians out collecting and the response of the parents and children who came out to see us.’

Throughout the year the club continues to raise money for good causes. It is already planning to launch its Christmas CD with Waitrose, which will go towards Fareham and Gosport’s food banks. Despite the aim to raise money for charities, Malcolm says he also wants to raise awareness of the club’s actions.